Sandro Franchini is a Performer, Lecturer in Dance and Choreographer from Italy He was born in Turin but trained professionally in Rome at the Roman Ballet School, where he specialised in Modern – Contemporary Dance. He continued his training with many professional classes and workshops in Italy and around the world, including few months at the “Broadway Dance Center” and “Steps Dance School” in New York with a different array of teachers and styles. He started his performing career in Musical Theatre productions such as: “Grease”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “Evita”. He alternated his Theatre work with different commercial dance shows and singers back up dancing on the Italian tv channels “Rai” and “Mediaset”.
He has performed as a featured solo dancer in two major productions: The French show: “Les Dix Commandments” (The Ten Commandments) which took him to tour internationally in Japan, South Korea, Italy and France. He was also in the big musical version of “Tosca – Desperate Love” where he performed as a soloist at the Arena di Verona and in Austria. For one year he was part of the italian dance theatre company called OPLAS. He toured with them across Italy, Spain and Germany. Since moved to the UK in 2006, Sandro has performed on various tv shows, theatre productions, touring concerts and dance companies, including: “Take That: Progress Tour 2011”, “Lily Allen” for “The Brit Awards”, “Opening Act with dance/circus company “Incandescence” for “Beyonce” concerts in 2008, “TMobile Heathrow Airport advert”, “The Muppets movie 2014”, “Dance Theatre of Ireland: The Block Party”, “HSBC anniversary in Dubai”, Royal Opera House productions in Covent Garden including: “Rigoletto”, “Falstaff”, “The Magic Flute”, “Manon” and many more, “Glastonbury festival”, Holland Park Opera festival: “The Magic Flute” and “Carmen” – “South Korea arts festival in 2012”, “Incandescence Circus and Dance Company”, “Punch and Judy” : ENO Young Vic London and Geneva Grand Theatre, “The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014” and many more. In several of these jobs Sandro had a personal input as an assistant choreographer, a role that made his passion for teaching and choreographing expand even further.
In 2014 he was a part time Lecturer in Dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, while in 2015/16 he was a full time Lecturer in Dance at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona (IAB). Since graduating from his master’s degree studies in Dance at Liverpool John Moores University, Sandro has been a full time and part time Lecturer in different Universities and Performing Arts Colleges, including, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Mersey Dance Initiative (MDI). He is currently a full time Lecturer at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, and an associate Lecturer at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.